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Vernon Davis majored in art studio. On the football field he ranks 13th in school history in receptions (93), 11th in receiving yards (1,371) and tied for ninth in touchdown receptions (9) as he lined up at fullback, H-back and flanker at Maryland. He started every game as a junior, leading the team with 51 receptions and the conference with 871 receiving yards (17.1 avg.). He was also an All-America and All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team selection by consensus. Also chosen as a finalist for the Mackey Award, given to the
nation’s top tight end, in addition to earning consensus All-America honors, becoming the first Maryland offensive player since 1955 (center Bob Pellegrini) to be named to AP’s first-team.
During his freshmen year in 2003, Vernon Davis saw the most consistent action of any true freshman, playing in all 13 contests. He caught five receptions for 59 yards (11.8 avg.) and led the kickoff coverage unit with eight solo tackles. He played in all 11 games his sophomore season in 2004, ranking second on the team with 27 catches and leading Terrapins with 441 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
===2006 NFL Draft===
Davis was the sixth overall choice in the [[2006 NFL Draft]] by the 49ers, where he became
Maryland’s highest pick since Randy White was selected as the second overall selection by the [[Dallas Cowboys]] in 1975. He was the second player taken by the 49ers in the first round from the [[University of Maryland]].
===San Francisco 49ers===